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Perreault day-to-day after hit by Minnesota's Gabriel

Forward had to be helped off the ice Thursday

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

After being bit by the injury bug, Mathieu Perreault could be back and ready to play in just a few days.

Perreault, who had a goal and an assist Thursday in his preseason debut, took a blindside hit from Minnesota forward Kurtis Gabriel and had to be helped off the ice. He did not return to the game and was absent for practice Friday at MTS Iceplex, but is "progressing fine," according to Assistant Coach Jamie Kompon.

"He's coming in for treatment (on Saturday) and we'll know more then," Kompon said. "Right now he's day-to-day."

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Jets rout Oilers, win second straight

Mark Scheifele & Blake Wheeler combine for seven points

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

HIGHLIGHTS | Jets 5, Oilers 1

HIGHLIGHTS | Jets 5, Oilers 1

Watch all the big plays from Friday's win over Edmonton

  • 04:14 •

WINNIPEG - Over the past few days of practice, the Winnipeg Jets have devoted much of their time to improving the power play, spending upwards of 25 minutes per game day sharpening their alignment and repeating the drills, over and over, until they were done with surgical-like precision.

The Jets, after all, finished the 2015-16 campaign dead last in power-play proficiency, operating at just a 14.8 percent clip. Needless to say, it's been a point of emphasis for Jamie Kompon and the rest of the coaching staff throughout the first week at MTS Iceplex.

Tonight, their efforts paid off as the power play exploded for four goals on just five opportunities to power the Jets past the Edmonton Oilers 5-1.

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Laine makes pre-season debut against Oilers

Wheeler, Scheifele, Byfuglien see first action since World Cup

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

PREGAME | Patrik Laine

PREGAME | Patrik Laine

Patrik Laine talks about playing his upcoming first game as a Jet against the Edmonton Oilers

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WINNIPEG - It's the night he's been waiting for since the NHL Draft back in June.

Tonight, Patrik Laine suits up and plays his first game as a member of the Winnipeg Jets. It may only be a pre-season game, but the Finnish winger still feels a few pre-game jitters.

"It's the moment that I've been waiting for to put on that jersey. … It's my first game here at my home arena," said Laine. "It will be an awesome night. I'm looking forward to my first shift."

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Connor, Ehlers lead Jets to victory

Kyle Connor's first game was billed as must-see TV

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

HIGHLIGHTS | Jets 4, Wild 1

HIGHLIGHTS | Jets 4, Wild 1

Watch all the big plays from Thursday's 4-1 win over the Wild

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WINNIPEG - On this night in Winnipeg, there was one man in particular more than 15,000 came to see.

Kyle Connor's first game - his first twirl on MTS Centre ice - was billed as must-see TV, and he did not disappoint.

The 17th pick in the 2015 Draft made his presence felt in his preseason debut Thursday, scoring the winning goal at the 15-minute mark of the second period to help the Jets to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Connor's notoriously soft hands were on display after Mark Stuart made a spectacular no-look, behind-the-back pass across to the right circle. In tight, Connor outwaited the goaltender, casually flipping it up under the bar for his first as a Jet.

"I slipped behind him and they didn't really see me there. I had a little extra time, more than I thought," Connor said. "It was a great play by all my teammates. There was a lot of excitement out there. … Going into the game I had a few nerves but once you step on the ice, it's just another hockey game and that goes away. It's nice to score a goal, but it's just one game and I've got a long preseason to go."

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Kyle Connor debuts tonight against Minnesota

Jets look to bounce back from Tuesday's opening loss

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

TSN Pregame: Jets vs. Wild

Beyak and Munz preview preseason game vs. Wild

Dennis Beyak and Brian Munz preview the preseason game between the Jets and the Wild

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WINNIPEG - After Jack Roslovic made his preseason Winnipeg Jets (0-1-0) debut on Tuesday, Kyle Connor will get that same opportunity tonight against the Minnesota Wild (1-1-0).

The 17th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft will skate on the wing with Mathieu Perreault in the middle and Alexander Burmistrov on the other side.

"Both of those players can play the game really well and get up the ice. It's going to be fun to play with those guys," said Connor. "It's pretty exciting."

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Jets host Wild in Game 2 of the pre-season

7:00pm CT - TV: TSN3 Radio: TSN 1290

by WinnipegJets.com Staff @NHLJets / NHL.com

WINNIPEG - After opening the pre-season with a 3-0 loss Tuesday to the Calgary Flames, the Winnipeg Jets are back in action tonight as they host the Minnesota Wild at 7:00pm CT. 

Check back later today for a full report from the morning skate.

 

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Laine enjoying new experiences in Winnipeg

Even training camp itself is like nothing he's ever seen before

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - The comforts of home are almost impossible to replicate - unless you're a gamer like Patrik Laine, in which case they totally are.

The newest Jet is just like any other young adult, spending the bulk of his off nights playing video games after a long day at work.

"I have my Playstation with me so I don't get bored," he said with a laugh. "Every day I'm at the hotel playing it, so it's just like home."

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Camp Notebook - Day 7

News and notes, injury updates & more from the Iceplex

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

BACK IN ACTION

Adam Lowry got his first preseason game of the season under his belt last night. The big centre had over 16 minutes of ice time, including 1:37 on the power play and 2:08 shorthanded.

Though he described the game as "scrambly at times," he says improvement over the preseason is key.

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Dano looks to make noise in first Jets training camp

21-year-old came to the Jets in a trade late last season

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - For the first time in a long time, Marko Dano got to spend his full off season in his home country of Slovakia.

"It was different between those couple years before because they made me come overseas for six weeks," said Dano. "Now I spent the full summer back home which was nice. I had time to focus on things that I want to improve."

The 21-year-old came to the Winnipeg Jets last season in the trade that sent Andrew Ladd to Chicago. In the 21 games Dano played since the trade, he scored four goals and eight points.

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Kulak shines as Flames top Jets

Brandon Tanev leads Jets with four shots and five hits

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

HIGHLIGHTS | Flames 3 - Jets 0

HIGHLIGHTS | Flames 3 - Jets 0

Watch all the big plays from the exhibition game between the Jets and Flames at MTS Centre

  • 03:03 •

WINNIPEG - After four consecutive days of practice and intense off-ice workouts, the Winnipeg Jets took to the ice for the first in the pre-season, giving Assistant Coach Jamie Kompon and the rest of the staff their first look at the new recruits in game action.

And, well…it was a pre-game game, all right - sloppy, for sure, but that was to be expected. The most important thing on this night was the evaluation process, and that will continue to be the priority until the roster is finalized ahead of the regular-season opener, Oct. 13.

Brett Kulak assisted on Freddie Hamilton's first goal of the pre-season, then scored a pair of insurance markers late in the second and third periods to give the Calgary Flames a 3-0 win over the Jets Tuesday at MTS Centre.

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